Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 12, 1972 · Page 4
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"Now, As I,Was Saying Fo'ur Years Ago --" The Public Interest, It The First Concern of This N«wpo*r Splurday, Augurf 12, 1972 Fire Calls ' · · , 5 A pjpgram which wcjiild take the present rrtutual 'agreement between the Fayetteville andlSpi-lngdale Fire Departments a step further, favored by both departments, is being approved- by, the two city governments. The matter 'h'as* received the go ahead from th, Springdale Council, and will come before the Fayetteville Board of Directors in the near future, i ; At present, when one city needs help in fighting a fire, only a telephone call is needed to get all the help asked from the other community. Under the new agreement probably the calls will be "automatic." In other words, when an alarm summons fire fighters to certain localities^ both city units will be notified without waiting' for .special calls. The proposals are aimed at better protection -- always welcome. Hazardous Swimming '(: The Arkansas River has always been known as dangerous for swimmers, and the fact; that a series of locks and dams now aje operative,- does not change the situation a whit, according' to D. R. Ripley, chief of engineering .for the Little Rock district of Army Engineers. ._ · What happens, he explains, .is that as the 'bottom of the Driver mostly is sand, it shifts frprii the force .'of moving water and creates dunes and' ripples which 'in turn create strong currents.. ....' . . . . . . _. . 1 . ' . · ' . · v He. says, the, fore?'/ of water gouges put holes :in the bed of the river that swimmers SQrhetimes step into. The ha.zard of the si t- ; uation is ; "compounded ·': by the downward ;*tiovemeht of water into the hole, which can ;=jUll the swimmer, under- and keep him from ;Teturnirig to -the surface, ':/ These holes can occur: anywhere in the j.jbed'of the:river and sirlce the sand moves fabout constantly a swimmer can step off in kVh9le;and : drown in an area that he thinks ^,3l.e\knbws intimately. ; ;;V, ;Up , here in .Northwest Arkansas since Reaver Lake filled and - h a s grown popular 'isRS.-a recreation site, drownings from time ^o time have occurred. In comparison, how:'ever, the lake is nowhere near so hazardous las; the. Arkansas, where "a ras'h of 'drown- ings" (59 since 1963) have prompted the ^Engineers to caution people that the Arkansas River is treacherous and should not be used as t swimmin' hole by anybody not prepared to accept this fact. - . . . · . . . ·: Persistence Pays '/, Persistence can .insure some results, and, jjsays a member, of the Arkansas General As- ^embly who represents this district, repre- 'sentatives and senators from other parts of the state close to the capital realize dividends simply by being persistent. . . · . . . - , . . Located in areas rriucih closer to Little Rock than is this part of the state, "they hang around there (the Capitol) most of -'the time," to quote the lawmaker, slightly "disgruntled when he learned other sections are receiving what he considers more than their share :pf some federal funds dispersed through the state. . "Here we are up here, each trying to make r'a- living, depending on assurances received" in one or two trips to Little Rock. Then we find out politicians from other areas of Arkansas have evidently changed some minds and the money we expected has gone .elsewhere." r Members of the legislature from North-west Arkansas are going to find that they are helped to some extent by the population increase being marked up by this part of the state. The number of voters, as more and more people move in, will be so considerable that nobody who takes office through the ballot box will want to shut hig ears to Northwest Arkansas voices. Maybe the larger voting strength will to some extent counteract geography, which gives others more time to make their case where it does the most good. Hazard? Vacation travels are different this year. Stop and ask a stranger for directions and he'll shake your hand and solicit your vote. -- Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette ,. , Arkattaas Stow ZJZ N. East Ave., FayefleylUe, Arkansas 72701 / · Phone 44^6242 : Published every afternoon except Sunday Founded June 14, 1860 Second Class Postage Paid at Fayeltevillo, Arkansas -,- MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republicaton of. all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the' local hews published herein. . All rights of republlcation of special dispatches herein are also reserved. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Month (by carrier) J2.40 Mall rates in Washington, Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okla. 3 'months ·,.., 58.00 6 months ......,.,.; ^.,. $11.00 1 YEAR '-.. ·/..-.-. S20.00 City Box Section ; ...'.'. J24.08 Mall in counties other than above: 3 months $7.00 4 months $t3.oo 1 YEAR $24,00 AM. MAH« SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE "' · . · ' ,-r ' · · · · Few In .Press For McGovern By CLAYTON FR1TCHEY , WASHINGTON -- Democratic ' p resident! a I 'candidates a r e u^ed to having * the nation's newspaper publishers · agninsl them, but since the New Deal and-Frankltii Roosevelt, they .at least": could count on the so- called "working press" in their corner. T.his -year it's different! .George McGovern not only has the proprietors against him, hut also many, if not most, of the writers, especially the political pundits.; .It's.'not hard to find the: ahswer^-the working press, notably -the well-paid political reporters and columnists, no 'longer belong to the working class. They've become members of the "Establishment" .themselves. Before the New Deal, a journeyman journalist was lucky to earn 550 a week, or less tharu.the; blue-collar typesetters and stereotypers .were making. Today! even run-of- mine reporters' on the big papers get a minimum of $15,000 to $20,000 ,ai year. Specialists,' like the political " writers, make substantially more, a n d ' t h e top "columnists and radio-television commentators make from $50,000 to $200,000 a year. They not only live well, but hobnob, with the g r e a t and ,near-gre;at. They are cultivated and pampered by . senators, governors, mayors, state chairmen and presidential candidates. They can get a story or column merely by picking up the phone, and talking to the 'established'pblitic.a,l;f.igufes. VESTED INTEREST Over the years, many of my colleagues have come to have 'a.-';vested i n t e r e s t in the Establishment that so -long dominated the- politics of both : major parties: Unfortunately, these contacts were of little help in anticipating or appreciating the McGovern phenomenon, which developed and flourished outside the : old-time political Establishment. . - . - - . The advice'of the .old pros, onywhom the journalists'depend - 5 0 ' m u c h , couldn't have been more foolish and misleading this year. They totally misjudged the .5 McGovern move- 'menV ^because '·' they neither understood it nor.Uked.it." ; At first, they merely brushed olt the McGovern candidacy as a Joke', but when it turned out that the joke was on them, their condescension turned to hostility. Hell.hath.no fury like.an expert scorned, . Much- : the same could be said of many "of the media's political experts, whose reports generally reflected the .views of the old . pros. They, too, made light of the South Dakotan, and they have not 'relished eating crow. Some are obviously never going to forgive McGovern for, making them look ridiculous before their readers and employers. NO KIND WORDS .They can't find a kind word to say 'about the nominee regardless of what he does. The establishmentariahism of the media is not so much a new phenomenon as a growing one. In-.-· late. .1967, as Tom Wicker has noted, it "caused the American press almost to a man" to treat the presidential candidacy of Sen. Eugene McCarthy as ludicrous. "We can see in retrospect," Wicker said in 1971, "that that was an historical moment ot great importance.". But, he added, in seeking the "conventional view of politics--what we could learn by going and asking the state chairmen what we were supposed to think--we were- told that' McCarthy's candidacy was a joke at best. Again this orientation toward the established view, the official source led us astray." TOO ISOLATED When Harry Truman astonished the political writers by defeating TonvDewey in the 1948 campaign, another New York Times star, James Restpn, wrote his editor a memo trying to explain why the press had been so wrong. He said, in part: "We were too isolated with other reporters, and too impressed by the polls. .The great intangible was the political thinking of the Roosevelt era on the nation--and we did not give enought weight to it. Consequently,' we were wrong, not only on the election, but, what's worse, on the whole political direction of our time." Last week in one of the leading liberal papers of the country, there: were nine different opinion columns about McGovern, only one of which had a sympathetic word for him.- It's no'wonder President Nixon and 'Vice President Agnew have recently relaxed their three-year attack on Ins press. They've run out of ammunition to prove their old claim that the. media' has a fundamental -" 'pro-Democratic bias. In 1968, Mr. Nixon was backed by, over 80 per cent of the 1,750 daily papers. This year over 90 per cent will probably be In his corner. (C) 1972, Lea Angeles Times From The People Anti-Pornography To lha Keillor: '· , , Is there pornography ,» : Fnvollovillo? You bot Ihei'o Is, nnd plenty uf III Almost every ' store In our town Hint hn.s 11 book .section or stmul ,opcnly , displays lewd , magazines nnd pniicr-bnck books. And tno people of FaycLtcvlUo m us I glow 'with pride when Uioy renlizo \vo have a store Hint donls exclusively in such trash I This Is not to mention the X · and "R" ruled -movies shown by our theiilrcs imd drive-Ins. Yes, pornography is In our town. But it seems tliat.wc havo accepted the fuel and then let the-matter -drop.iIf we realize that we have printed filth displayed nnd.sold in Fnyeltevltlc, why haven't we,done anything about it? . · ··· . Well, it seems that p a r t of the reaspri for tb,e filth market's success is that the citizens of Fayetteville are the chief consumers. It has been argued that since we have a migrating o p u 1 a t i o n , (referring to niverstty students) the : local people are not ^responsible for the upsurge in the sale of pornography. Well, t h a t does seem logical, except' that, on questioning a local worker at a store that specializes'in filth we found that sales do tend to go down when students are out of session, but not 'that considerably much! ! If the students don't buy all of it, where does the rest of it go? It goes home with the people who buy the stutf. If there were no . buyers ol 'pornographic literature in Fay- elteviUe, there wouldn't be any dealers. It's as simple as that. We all share the blame of allowing trash to be sold in The Washington Meny-Go-Round Navy To Make Life At Sea Nicer By JACK ANDERSON . WASHINGTON -- The admirals have been wringing their hands in despair o v e r the deterioration o f American seapower and the corresponding growth o f ' t h e Soviet fleet. We have now obtained some of their plans for strengthening U.S. ships on the high seas. The officers' staterooms, 'for example, will be fitted with carpets', drape's; planter boxes, audio units, dimmer switches,' air conditioning and "other comforts "suited to the sociological, physiological and psychological needs of officer personnel." The crews' quarters, not to be neglected, \viU also get new rugs; drapes, planter boxes and "tasteful paintings and pic- lures." The plans call for strict coordination oE colors and patterns "to achieve effective color dynamics." HANGING SPACE The enlisted men will also get new wardrobe space suitable for hanging "a peacoat plus two new uniforms and two outfits of civilian clothing." It used to be that they folded their bell-bottoms and stuffed them into lockers under their berths. But they will soon start trading in their bell-bottoms for more spiffy uniforms. These not only will require hanging space buy dry cleaning. Accordingly, the dry cleaning facilities aboard surface ships will be expanded to "meet work load requirements necessitated by the latest change in enlisted uniform." The Navy will increase the size of some crews, loo. "Add i t i o n a 1 personnel are required," stale the plans, "to operate the (dry cleaning) facilities to be installed." .NEW NAVY LOOK As part of the "new Navy look, seasmen are permitted to grow their hair longer, but they are still expected to keep their l e n g t h e n e d locks properly groomed. The new hair styles will be fashioned, appropriately, in more "decorative" shipboard barber shops -- complete with "flush flourescent lighting" and newly-designed "barber chairs and barber'shop aceessor ies." ', The improved dining quarlers will offer everything from "ice cream and dessert bars" and "hot dog roll-a-grills" to "decorative h e a t retention lamps" for food display and "lighting controls to .achieve environmental lighting keyed to meal moods." The lounges, too, will be refurbished "to improve the environment for rest and ·the ships' heads will be outfitted with fancy new .china urinals, lighting fixtures, soap- dispensers and electric hand dryers. In Review MANAGEMENT E X O D U S George J. Berkwitt, "Management -- Sitting on a Time Bomb?' Dun's July 1972, pp. 3.8-41. "Hundreds of executives are leaving big business for other fields. They are starting up their own firms, becoming teachers and consultants, going into government and social work." "This growing exodus is evidence ot a revolt in the executive suite that is unprecedented in kind and degree. . . Today's revolt is against the corporate life. Increasingly, executives simply .want o u t of the company." "Evidence of the malaise that hangs like a black cloud over management is . everywhere. Absenteeism, long considered a problem of the production line, is today known to be just as serious in the management ranks -- a n d ' i t is up 20 per cent, this year. Poor productivity, too, has hit the upper echelons. So bad · has the productivity problem become at Bethlehem Steel, for one, that the company recently launched a full-scale productivity-improvement program involving middle and top management." "What seems most potentially damaging about the new revolt is that the corporation is losing some of its best men -- the ones who have the drive and ability to get out and find new areas of work. If the trend continues, it seems inevitable that . . .industry will be facing a shortage of the innovative kind of managers needed in times of growth." The cost of all these improvements, said a spokesman, hasn't been calculated. The preliminary plans, in our possession, indicate it will run high into the millions. But the spokesman said the estimates may. be scaled down, denuding on how many ships the Navy finally overhauls. PENTAGON PIPELINE Free P e n s -- "Huge quantities" of fountain pens, with propaganda leaflets attached, have been dumped on North Vietnamese forces in Laos. Apparently, tills has provided communist troops'with a lot of ' free pens but hasn't impressed many with the -U.S. message. Commented Ambassador G. McMurtrie Godley in a confidential message: "We suggest that it Is highly doubtful' that leaflets can ever be effective against well educated, battle hardened veterans." , But he added hopefully that "less than 25 per cent of personnel in NVA units in Laos are veterans of more than one year service." Herbicide Ban -- U. S, Forces were ordered to stop using herbicides to clear away (oliage in Vietnam after May 1, 1971. However, the Pentagon has continued to receive reports) usually stamped "Secret." that some units found "alternative means to herbicide use. . .to remove excess vegetation in the vicinity of fire bases and installations." Don't Trust Danes -- U. S. military observers in Copenhagen have warned that Marxists Socialists can gain access to military secrets b e c a u s e o f parliamentary control over Danish defense intelligence. Reported the observers to the Pentagon: "Source is deeply concerned with the trend of current p o l i t i c a l developments in Denmark." Secret Aid -- T h e Republic of Malawi has kept secret from other black African nations that it is receiving military aid from h a t e d S o u t h A f r i c a . "Knowledgeability limited to very few in Malawi govt.," states a secret report. The/11 Do It Every Time ® Fu«GO ; OF THE AMBOLANCE CORPS, SAYS ALL ACCIDENT PATIENTS HOLLER THE SAME THIN©-- LAST NIQHT FUN6O HIMSELF WAS AN ACCIDENT VICTOV- · GUESS HOW HE REACTED-- ISTHEDOCTOR HERE? WHERE IS Me?IOONTWAKT AH INTERN.'/ T WANTAREM. DOCTOR f WHERE'S THE DOCTOR? WHATSKEEPW' HIM? WHY. TAK6 IT \ THE DELAY? EASV. 1 YOU'LL BE OKAY- KWTO '9IU. HAYES VQUIHTQSW VOOHSSTOWN OHIO FiiyoUdvlllo. B u t oven HB w» slinro Iho bliimo, we cnu nlso shai'u tlio victory. ·· ' · · ' ' . I.lko iiny 'Othor industry, tho filth nmrket depends ;pn con- Mimoi's. To B»y It bHofly, if thoi'o nvq no buyers fqr pov- noKriiphy, shortly 'lliora won I, ho finy... nornogrnphy lo. ; buy. Which isn't «»« h ' T " ! «'',i bBt } arrangement nt nil. In fipllo of your porconnl tastes, would .you wnnt -pornography nvfllmblo. to children? Well, when I t s tnkon h o m o , l l ! becomes · oullo nvallnblc, unless it's locked up . and even Ihcn when your children catch you reading the stuff it's going to Influence them, and certainly not for the better. ' ···" The only local statute we have concerning pornography Involves the selling of such literature to minors (children under 17). Admittedly, ns fur as the law goes, our hands nro tied. However, we have the power of public support at our disposal, if we will use it. And this power is not to be underestimated. If the citizens of our town would really ' react to this problem, pornography would soon be a rarity in our area. But we must initiate the attack on fijlh ourselves. If we don't do it ourselves, it won't get done. The responsibility belongs to each of us, but especially . the ciders of our community, since their example is the one most 'noticed. You can be apathetic, or you can help fight and remova written filth from our 'stores. The decision is yours. Rick Stubblefleld, Young People's Drive Against Pornography. From The People Toddy's Climate To the Editor: I can understand the concern ot some people ' about the destruction of the wall around the Confederate cemetery, (and eventually;the "cemetery itself). But I am not surprised at the offical reaction to the matter. That is how it is these days. The climate-of thinking on such matters was clearly expressed in a small news item in our local paper a couple of weeks ago. The item was calling our attention to the crepe myrtle blooming'near the Safeway grocery, and apparently calling for the public's approval. There was some outcry when Safeway cut the large tulip tree to make a parking lot, 'and if I remember correctly, we were Billy Graham led to believe that Safeway was to make some plantings to take its place. Now we are expected to exclaim at the : sight of three shrubs that "look as if they aro growing out of the concrete." They do indeed and it is hardly an esthetic sight; and certainly not a' location that is conducivo to a long life. We are also told that the employes, bless them, are carrying . water to. the plants. One would think that Safeway might own a.hose. "Now if Safeway had sacrificed the space where three Or four cars could be parked and had built a properly constructed planting bed I might have been impressed. Mayme Ferguson This Is My Answer ' .What, can a . m a n do If; he Cloves his wife and he knows she loves him, but he.continues '· to see another woman? It would be hard to give either one up. I will be looking for your answer in the Cincinnati Enquirer. 0. P. H. One of the first and most important statements in · ,the B i b l e is in "Genesis 2:24: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh." All through the Bible is taught rigid marital fidelity. It is both psychologically, physically, and spiritually sound. To have more than one woman Is practiced in many parts of the world and is considered a sign of masculinity and strength, and some men feel little guilt about this. But, of course, it is alien to the Christian concept which teaches that monogamy is incumbent upon those who would build a Christian home and live a Christian life. , Of course, ypu know you are guilty of 'adultery; and obviously you have begun to..feel the pangs of this guilt. You will find plenty of company today, for the trend of the;times is free-wheeling sex, much like it was In the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. . Recently, one of the advocates of the permissive philosophy said to the press: "I would give all that I have and own if I could find just one woman who would love me." Sex outside the bounds of true love is a mockery and a, sham. The empty pads of Haight-Ashbury are proof that sex without love doesn't last, and neither will yours. A divided love is no From Our Files love at all. . I am : lB years old and'would like you to tell me how to prove to someone that " Gcd really:exists. My friends ..who don't believe say, "Prove God and I will accept him." I would like to know how to do this. M. W. - . . . . , . . ' An old saying goes: "He that is convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." Actually, no one can prove by rationalization that there is a God. But, neither can an atheist prove there is no God. , But there are several things you can say that may make your doubting friends think. As them: "Have you been every place in this universe?" They will answer that they have not. Then you say. "Then how do you know there isn't .a God some place you haven't been?" Then ask them if they know everything. They will answer that they do not, and then,you say that there may be a Gd'd in the category of their ignorance. It is interesting how some people believe with little effort, and others seem incapable of believing. The Bible s a y s , "Many are called, but few arc chosen." Perhaps the "unchos- en" are those who cannot bring themselves to believe, and liie "chosen" are those who are able to appropriate faith. The Lord has elected that faith (believing) is the prime requirement. for being in His family. "But without faith It is impossible to please God: for he that comcth to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rcwardcr of them thftt diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:8, How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO A burning house at Goshen was extinguished by volunteer firemen Saturday afternoon before the arrival of a Fayetteville lire engine. Lin Wright put together rounds of 73 and 74 to go with 15 YEARS AGO The annual Mineral Springs communlt yyouth picnic, sponsored by the Home Demon- itratlon Club, was held Sunday at Lake Atalanta. Eighteen young people and 12 adults at' tended, A parly In the Hospitality 25 YEARS AGO Tho first annual officer'* conference of the Arkansas Form Bureau federation will bo held tomorrow through Thursday at the University. The College of Agriculture will be host to the group. Members of tha University Law Wives' Club and llioir a M-slroke handicap for a'13.1 low net to win the Fayctlcvillo Country Club Men's Handicap Golf Tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Law Wives met on Thursday evening at the home 'of Mrs. J. W. Simmons. Room of the Arkansas Western Gas Company Friday, concluded the annual Girl Scout Summer cooking classes. W a y s i d e Garden Clu)) mcmhcrs were guests Friday morning nt the homo of 'Mm. Gcno Jones, Goshen Rond. husbands were entertained last night nt n dinner-done* at the Country Club. ' A drive to nil no (25,000 for the bulldiiiB fund of tho Fny- cttcvlllo TJoys Club will Kct tiniiorwny Frldny morning wllli n hrcnkfnot nt the Blue Mill rcxtnurant, Cy Cnrney, clwlr- man of lha drlvo ftald today.

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